Black Metal Revolution - Premise
Spawned by Venom, channeled by Bathory and proselytized with equal degrees of worship, obsession and homage by Euronymous of Mayhem, there is an ordered evolution that Black Metal has undertaken since the opus that bears its namesake was vomited forth in 1982.
Black Metal is not simply a musical style; it is a cult, a religion, a malignant manifestation with one unifying theme - its exponents are all acolytes of those conjurations which preceded their own. Be that the chaotic rampage of Venom, the morbid primitivism of Hellhammer, the esoteria of Burzum, or the ritual of Von, Black Metal's present, just like its future, pays tribute to its past. And while the noise may diverge from one band to another, and the philosophy may bear factional witness, the past will always reflect on the present.
The purpose of this book is to invite Black Metal acolytes from various mediums - bands, labels, zines and artists to discuss their most revered Black Metal record.
The scope is wide open as to what the author can write about, the only real criteria being that the chosen release was issued on vinyl and that the submission take on a subjective point of view. We are not looking for objective reviews, rather the author's personal insight into their nominated record.
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